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MONISH BHALLA

Founder, CMD, Easy Service Tax Online.com Pvt. Ltd.

Indirect Tax Expert, Author, Columnist

Monish Bhalla, an Indirect Tax Expert has been associated with Customs, Excise and Service Tax for more than 25 years.

He has authored 5 books out of which 3 books are on Service Tax, namely Commentary on the Negative List based Service Tax, FAQs on Service Tax and Service Tax Clarifications. The other books authored by him are : GST – The Game Changer and GST Unplugged.

He has established a legal consultancy firm in Indirect Taxation named Easy Tax-O-Legal Services India Pvt. Ltd., popularly known as “Tax-O-Legal”, a brand in itself and having Pan India presence. He is also an expert in the fields of Import Export, Prevention of Money Laundering and NDPS. He has offices in Ahmedabad; Mumbai; Chandigarh; Bhopal and Vadodara.

He is also a founder and mentor of an interactive web portal named www.servicetaxonline.com, a Government Authorized Reporting and Publication Company for all the judgements delivered by Hon’ble Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT).

He also is a regular columnist with a leading English daily DNA since year 2006 and has touched all aspects related to Service Tax in his 400 plus articles published till date.

He regularly appears on leading TV channels including ‘Doordarshan’ and also on ‘All India Radio’ for his expert views on the subject.

His new book GST UNPLUGGED -All you wanted to know about GST, is already available in leading book stores.

 
 

DEEPAK KUMAR

Chief Commissioner (RETD)

Deepak Kumar is an IRS Officer of 1978 batch and retired recently as Chief Commissioner from Vadodara Zone. He possesses 35 years of experience in the field of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax. He has deep technical knowledge and high degree of competence. He has worked in the Organization as Under Secretary in CBEC and as well as held various key positions in different Departments such as  Air Cargo and Airport Delhi, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai Custom House and Directorate of Service Tax (DGST) etc. He has unique distinction of being Commissioner Central Excise (Appeals) for 7 years where more than 5500 reasoned and judicious orders were passed.

     
   

SHRI G. P. CHANDOLIA

Commissioner (RETD)

 

Shri G.P. Chandolia is a retired Commissioner. Born in a school teacher’s family in a small village of Rajasthan, started his career with Customs in Mumbai. After serving for about 9 years in Mumbai  went to Chennai. Worked with Land Customs Stations in western Rajasthan. Did joint patrolling with BSF and Pakistani Rangers on India Pakistan border. Thereafter, came to Gujarat and worked with central Excise at Anand. Thereafter, shifted to Vadodara and worked in different capacities. Also worked with Central Bureau of Narcotics at Neemuch in MP and Kota in Rajasthan for about 6 years. Thereafter, went to South again and worked at different places such as Ramnathpuram and Trichy covering the entire sea coast of Tamil Nadu. As Commissioner worked in Cochin Central Excise and Customs and dealt with Appeals of entire State of Kerala relating to Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs. As Commissioner (Appeals) at Ahmedabad dealt with Customs Appeals of entire state of Gujarat. While working with Central Bureau of Narcotics travelled different parts of the world.

     

BHUPENDRA PAL SINGH

Commissioner of Central Excise (RETD)

Bhupendra Pal Singh joined Customs & Central Excise Department as an IRS Officer in the year 1979. He retired recently as Commissioner (Appeals) Central Excise & Service Tax, Mumbai-I. He possesses 35 years of experience in the field of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax. He is also registered with Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. He has held various key positions in different Departments such as Central Excise, Customs, Narcotics, etc. He has also worked as Additional Commissioner of the Customs (Export/DBK) under Export Promotion Commissionerate. He is having tremendous command over the subject of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax.

 

PRASANNAN NAMBOODIRI

Lawyer

Prasannan Namboodiri is a practising lawyer in the matters of Central Excise, Service Tax, Customs, NDPS, PMLA and Exim Policy matters. He is enriched with 23 years of working experience in the Departments of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax. In his career with the Central Government he also worked as Intelligence Officer in the premier investigating agency in the field of NDPS i.e. Narcotics Control Bureau. He resigned from the department to serve the society and also to pursue his passion to practice in the field of NDPS & Indirect Taxation.

He graduated from a premier institution of law viz., K.C. Law College, Churchgate, Mumbai and is an alumnus of K.J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce, Vidyavihar, Mumbai.

He was instrumental in providing valuable contribution in drafting of the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (Regulation of Controlled Substances) Order, 2013, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Act, 2014, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Third Amendment) Rules, 2015 and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2015 on behalf of Industry Associations and Palliative Care Associations.

He specializes in handling litigations and finds place on the Advisory Board of many Organizations including multinational Companies in the matters of Indirect Taxation and NDPS. He also specializes in providing advice in the matters of NDPS from the industry perspective. In his career as a lawyer he has diligently handled many complex cases ensuring success to his clients. His enthusiastic approach towards work, and untiring and continuous efforts provides value to his clients.

He has delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Overview of Global and Indian Regulatory Control on Pharmaceutical Drugs Containing NDPS’ in the National Sensitization Workshop for Indian Pharmaceutical Trade & Industry to Promote Self Regulation on Pharmaceuticals Containing NDPS organized by United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes, Regional Office for South Asia on 21.10.2016.

     
 

GUNJAN H. SHAH

Practising Chartered Accountant

Mr. Gunjan H. Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Rank Holder in CA Examination. From the beginning of his career, he has worked exclusively in Indirect Taxation. The knowledge of subject as well as degree in the area of system audit, has made him a budding Expert in the field of Service Tax

 
 

D. B. BHALERAO

Superintendent (RETD) 

Shri D.B. Bhalerao is a retired Superintendent of Central Excise, holding rich experience in the matters of Central Excise, Customs,  Service Tax and N.D.P.S. Act. He spent 36 precious years of his life serving in various sections of the Department and has closely dealt with the working pattern of the Department on different sensitive issues relating to classification, valuation, Adjudication, leviability of duty/tax on different commodities/ services, refunds and demands. He is well conversant with Departmental approach to different aspect of adjudication relating to disputes, which are sensitive to the industry on the matters having bearing on advantageous situation to the industry. His rich experience in the preventive / adjudication sections of the Department has developed within him immense judicious, proportionate and un-biased view point on any disputed area in the subject matter. 

     
 

VILAS NARKAR

 

Superintendent (RETD)

A retired Superintendent of Central Excise, having vast experience on the subject of Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax and N.D.P.S, etc. He spent 38 and ½ years of precious years of his life serving in various formations of the Department and has closely dealt with the working pattern of the Department on different sensitive issues relating to classification, valuation, Adjudication, livability of duty/tax on different commodities/ services, refunds and demands etc. He is well conversant withlaw and procedure and Departmental approach to different disputes, which are sensitive to the industry. His experience in the preventive / adjudication/Audit formation of the Department has developed in him animmensejudicious, proportionate and un-biased view point on disputed areas on any subject matter. 

 
 

SHRI O.P. PANDEY

Superintendent (RETD)

Shri O.P. Pandey is a retired Superintendent of Central Excise, holding vast experience of 34 years in the matters of Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax and N.D.P.S. Act. He has worked for 17 years as Superintendent in various sections of the Department such as Preventive, Technical, Audit, Adjudication and refund. He has also worked as Range Superintendent and  also worked in Customs apprising for 3 years and looked after the assessment of all goods imported under various export promotion schemes. He has a proper understanding of working style of Department on different sensitive issues pertaining to classification, valuation and Adjudication.

 

RUHI JHOTA

Advocate

Ruhi Jhota, an Advocate by profession deals solely in the matters of Indirect Taxation. She has been passionately working in this area in cities like Jaipur and Ahmedabad. In addition to competently handling projects of Central Excise & Customs, she has hailed as an expert in Service Tax. Her experience ranges in areas of article writing, compliance, consultation, drafting and advocacy.

   
 

KIRAN S TAHELANI

Practising Chartered Accountant

Kiran Tahelani is having vast experience in Audit. She is a veteran when it comes to Audit. Her wide experience is very useful to the firm and it gains a lot through her vivid exposure. She is contributing to the indirect taxation team of Easy Tax-O-legal and assisting the team in providing indirect taxation services. She has been instrumental in advising clients on tax planning and tax compliance with the highest standards of ethics and client satisfaction. The timely response to the tax authorities as well as to the queries of the clients make her an often sought for personality at the office. 

 

SAGAR UPADHYAY

Practising Chartered Accountant

Sagar Upadhyay is a Chartered Accountant in practice. He is part of Service Tax and Excise Team. He is passionately working in the Indirect Tax Regime in Ahmedabad and Morbi. He is responsible for litigation and consultancy in Service Tax and Excises areas. Before joining Tax-O-Legal, he also worked in the Direct Tax Regime. His experience ranges in the areas of Consultancy, Article Writing and Compliance. He has been advising several companies on a variety of issues having GST Implications.

   
     
 

SUJAY KANTAWALA

Lawyer, Mumbai High Court 

Mr. Sujay Kantawala is renowned lawyer. He has been practicing as a Lawyer in Mumbai High Court since more than 2 decades. He has successfully handled all sorts of cases including Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax, FEMA, Constitutional matters etc.

 

 

R. SUBRAMANYA

Lawyer

R. Subramanya, is a practising lawyer, in the matters of Central Excise, Service Tax, Customs and Exim Policy matters. He is enriched with 13 years of experience of working at the grassroots as Inspector in the Departments of Central Excise, Customs and also as Intelligence Officer in the premier investigating agency of the Ministry of Finance, i.e. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. He resigned from the department to serve the better cause of the society, and also to pursue his passion towards practicing indirect taxation in the country. He is also the proprietor of M/s. Subramanya Law Company based at Ahmedabad. He also contributes researched articles in the leading fortnightly Journal, Excise Law Times and leading online site www.servicetaxonline.com. His enthusiastic approach towards work, and untiring and continuous efforts, definitely adds value to the organisation. 

     
 

B. H. GAMITI I.T.S.

Joint DGFT (RETD)

He Has Vast Experience of More Than 35 Years With The DGFT. He Is An Expert In The Field of Import – Export; Deemed Exports, S.E.Z, IT SEZ, 100 % EOUs, Advance Licences EPCG, ETC.

 

 

AMAR NATH MISHRA

Joint DGFT (RETD)

Mr Amar Nath Mishra cleared Civil Services Exam in the year 1988 and joined Indian Trade Service under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. He has worked in various capacities in the field offices of DGFT i.e. Kanpur, Varanasi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahemedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. He has also worked as designated Authority for Pass Book Scheme for two years in Kolkata Customs. He has delivered lectures, addressed trade meets, made presentation and trained members of trade and industry on several occasions. He has worked with DGFT in the areas of HRD, Vigilance, Budget & Accounts, Infrastructure, Enforcement, Adjudication, Litigation, Audit, RTI, Implementation of Foreign Trade Policy & Chaired meetings of several Committees and has also participated as a Member in SLEPC (State Level Export Promotion Committee) Gujarat, REIC (Regional Economic Intelligence Committee) Gujarat, UAC (Unit Approval Committee) Gujarat, for 100% EOU & SEZ. He took VRS from the Central Govt. in Sep.2013 in order to achieve his goal to work for his own. Presently, he is registered as an "Advocate”, with Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa”.

     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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